Ceren Genc

SPARK, the Netherlands
Ceren Genc

Ceren Genc works at SPARK as Regional Deputy Manager. SPARK is an international not-for-profit development organisation, which supports refugees and other displaced people in conflict-affected societies by providing them with scholarships to universities and higher education institutions. Ceren was previously Head of Centre for Study Group in the Netherlands.

For over a decade, Ceren held positions as admissions officer at a prominent university and as academic partnership coordinator. Over the years she has built up a strong international network and has gained expertise in different aspects of internationalisation of higher education.  She has delivered several sessions and workshops on admissions and on recognition for refugees. Her professional interest lies in informal and non-formal learning recognition, as well as formal learning recognition. She has been awarded the EAIE Rising Star Award in 2016, and served as an Associate for the Expert Community Admission and Recognition. She is currently Chair of the same Expert Community.